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Business Buzz: Dinosaur National Monument visits climb in September

September visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 30 percent increase compared to the same month in 2014.

Except for a slight dip in May, all other months in 2015 saw increased visitation, according to a news release from Dinosaur officials.

As of Sept. 30, recreational visits for the entire year totaled 265,762 — a 17 percent increase over the same time period in 2014.

"Great weather in September along with the variety of events that were taking place for the monument's 100th Anniversary all played a role in bringing people out to the monument," Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Mark Foust said in a statement. "While most kids return to school in September, we often see increases in the number of international visitors and retirees who use this time to travel. There have been nearly 40,000 additional visitors to the monument so far this year. It is always great to see so many people out enjoying their parks."

Consignment store changes hands, adds boutique items

Sisters Jessica Baker and Ashley Durham are now at the helm of the newly minted Our Unique Boutique & Consignment at 538 Breeze St. in Craig, about a half block north of Victory Way.

Formerly My Best Friend's Closet, the sisters bought the business in September and re-opened under the new name Sept. 15. In addition to traditional consignment, the store will also offer new items brought in from Denver Merchandise Mart.

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"We're trying do more boutique style clothing, something that Craig doesn't really have," Baker said.

The store is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday. Those with items in good condition to sell can bring them by the store during regular business hours.

Legion Fitness expands to Victory Building in downtown Craig

Legion Fitness, LLC has signed a new lease at the Victory Building in downtown Craig, giving the business the opportunity to expand, according to a news release.

To better suit the growing family of Legion Fitness, now over 50 members strong, the business will be moving to the Victory Building in downtown Craig. In addition to more space, they will also be adding five new certified coaches as well as additional class times. With the additional space and in an effort to make work outs more convenient for members, Legion Fitness will also have a designated area for the kids to hang out and play while their parents are working out. For the older teens they now also have an opportunity to learn fitness techniques and join classes side by side with their parents for a healthy future.

Jeff Boss, owner and operator of Legion Fitness, had been looking for several months for a space in Craig to move his growing business.

“Due to the success and popularity of our programs, we outgrew our current space. The new location at the Victory Building provides us with enough room to expand services and gives us great exposure along Victory Way,” Boss said in a statement.

The new space, located at 13 West Victory Way, will undergo tenant improvements in the coming month and Legion Fitness anticipates beginning classes at the new location in the near future.

The Victory Building, formerly known as the First National Bank Building is located at the corner of Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. It was recently acquired by a private investment group that has plans to reinvigorate the building. To date, much work has been done to improve the building components and infrastructure. Future work will focus more on cosmetic changes and improvements, including exterior work. Owners of the Victory Building are eager to attract new tenants to the building.

Legion Fitness specializes in cross training, Olympic lifting, cardiovascular endurance and most of all helping you to achieve your personal fitness goals. Additional information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/LegionFitnessCraig?fref=ts or by calling Jeff Boss at 970-620-0300

About the Victory BuildingAbout the Victory Building

About the Victory Building

Originally built in 1917, the building has been home to many different businesses throughout the years. Currently, the Bargain Barn, Stylz on 5th Ave, Key Financial and now Legion Fitness call the building home. For leasing information, please contact Eric Tegl with 4 Points Commercial Real Estate at 970-819-0018 or eric@4pointscommercial.com

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